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Dr. Akhtar Siddique is Deputy Director of the Commercial Credit Risk Analysis Division within Supervision Risk and Analysis of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).
Dr. Siddique helps to manage division financial economists who advise bankers, policy makers, and OCC senior management on quantitative modeling and analysis issues in commercial credit and enterprise risk modeling. Prior to joining the OCC in 2003, he taught at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. He has continued to be involved in research and teaching in finance, including as a research professor at University College Dublin and a technical advisor to the International Monetary Fund, teaching short courses on subjects such as financial sector surveillance and financial development. Dr. Siddique’s research has spanned financial econometrics, financial institutions, capital adequacy, stress testing, asset pricing, corporate finance, machine learning and numerical methods/optimization. He has authored papers published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and has been cited in publications such as New York Times, Forbes and USA Today. He holds a Ph. D. in in finance from the Duke University and bachelors and master’s degree in accounting and economics from Brigham Young University.
Dr. Siddique’s research papers can be found here.